£1 Million Boost To Royal Ascot Delivers Record Total Prize Fund Of £6,580,000

New Unsaddling Enclosure Plans Also Unveiled Ascot Racecourse today announces that Royal Ascot prize money has been increased by £1 million (18% uplift on 2015) this year, bringing total prize money on offer to a record £6,580,000 over the week. Also unveiled today are plans for the new Unsaddling Enclosure, a £700,000 project that began earlier this month and will see a new, purpose built area in operation in time for the 2016 flat season. ROYAL ASCOT PRIZE MONEY As well as record prize money…

Yanworth heads quintet in Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot tomorrow

Yanworth (Alan King/Barry Geraghty) heads a select field of five for the £30,000 Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (1.55pm) at Ascot tomorrow, Friday, December 18. The two-mile contest is the second race in Sky Bet’s “Road to Cheltenham”, which culminates with the £120,000 Grade One Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Owned by J P McManus, Yanworth is Sky Bet’s warm 1/4 favourite having won cosily on both his starts over…

Meade & Ewart considering Ascot as 56 entries unveiled for The Ladbroke at Ascot

A bumper 56 entries (up from 41 in 2014) are revealed today for The Ladbroke, the prestigious two-mile handicap hurdle run at Ascot on Saturday, December 19, day two of the Christmas Weekend. The Grade Three contest boasts a prize fund of £150,000 and is the joint-richest Jump race of the season run at Ascot. Alan King has scooped two major handicap prizes already this season, at Cheltenham and Newbury, and has a leading candidate for The Ladbroke in Winner Massagot (10/1 favourite with Ladbrokes),…

QIPCO British Champions Day 2015 – all the news & quotes

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 LATEST GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM The going at Ascot this morning ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day is:- Straight Course: Good to Soft Round Course: Good to Soft, Soft in places Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: “There has been no rain overnight but the going description has not changed. “We are still Good to Soft on the straight course and Good to Soft, Soft in places on the round…

Aidan O’Brien walks the track at Ascot ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day

Trainer Aidan O’Brien walked the track at Ascot this afternoon ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day tomorrow, as he mulls over whether or not to run Gleneagles in the £1.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (2.30pm). Ireland’s champion trainer commented: “The ground is not perfect at the moment, but we will take Gleneagles to the races and see how it rides in the first few races tomorrow. Obviously, we would love to run but want to do what is right by the horse….

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